Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

Gaming 22%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics15.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive52% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120629
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 00:35
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-3610QM-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
65.9% Good
SC Int 87.7
SC Float 90.4
SC Mixed 87.6
71% 88.6 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 337
73% 322 Pts
MC Int 435
MC Float 438
MC Mixed 443
66% 439 Pts
Poor: 26%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 675M
Dell(1028 0551) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
15.2% Very poor
Lighting 42.3
Reflection 30.4
Parallax 29.3
12% 34 fps
MRender 40.4
Gravity 47.4
Splatting 36.6
18% 41.5 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 15.2%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$150
29GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
52% Above average
Read 490
Write 269
Mixed 352
82% 370 MB/s
4K Read 14.6
4K Write 30.2
4K Mixed 9.59
50% 18.2 MB/s
DQ Read 15.7
DQ Write 31.7
DQ Mixed 9.15
11% 18.9 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 52%
Great: 89%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2011)-$75
729GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
48.7% Average
Read 85.2
Write 84.3
Mixed 81.1
63% 83.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.14
71% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
55.5% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 16.8
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 18.7
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 72.7
55% 72.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 56%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M17xR4 Builds (Compare 751 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 54%
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $560
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